Winter Tips For Homeowners

By Kimberly Shane
Winter Tips for Homeowners
winter tips blog.jpgBrrr… this weather is a cold one and we aren’t seeing signs of it getting warmer anytime soon! What tips exist out there to help us in these extreme temperatures? I’m so glad you asked! I stumbled upon a wonderful set of 8 tips to get us through these icy days without spending all our money on staying warm. I’ve listed them below but for more information check out the link at the end of this post!
Tip #1
You can save up to 15% a year on your heating bill by turning your thermostat down 10-15 degrees for 8 hours each day.
Tip #2
Turn your water heater down to a normal setting of 120 degrees. Helping you save more than 7% on your heating bill.
Tip #3
By turning on your fan and having it run clockwise at a low speed you will help distribute the heat in your home.
Tip #4
Up to 25% of your heat loss can come from uninsulated windows. Imagine how cozy you would be if you replaced or glazed your windows!
Tip #5
Insulating your attic properly can help you shave 10% all the way up to 50% off your heating bill!
Tip #6
Avoid leaks by making sure your gutters are free of debris. This will help prevent ice damming and gutter backups which can result in leaks.
Tip #7
A good way to do your part in preventing busted pipes is by turning off the water supply to the outside faucet.
Tip #8
Proper chimney maintenance won’t just keep your family safe but can save you money on your heating bill.
So, this winter cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa and give us a call, allowing us to help you achieve your dreams of homeownership for your family. Within each home exists laughs, endearing moments, important discussions, and memories that last a lifetime. Give us a call today (888) 914-2276.

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